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National Award-Winning Chef and TV Personality Guy Fieri Unveils Details for Signature Concept at $250 Million Texas Live! Dining, Entertainment and Hospitality District

Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint - a brand new concept and first of its kind – to debut at Texas Live! on August 9 in the Arlington Entertainment District

ARLINGTON, TX (JULY 23, 2018) – Chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best selling author and Emmy Award winning television host, Guy Fieri, unveiled additional details today for his signature concept at Texas Live! – Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint. Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint will debut with the project when it opens in the Arlington Entertainment District on August 9 joining Arlington Backyard, Live! Arena, PBR Texas, Troy’s, Sports & Social Arlington, Pudge’s Pizza, and Lockhart Smokehouse in anchoring Texas Live!.

“I’m stoked to bring my Taco Joint to Texas Live!,” stated Guy Fieri. “Nothing starts a good party like some killer tacos and a few margaritas and we’re doin’ it all in Arlington. Love, Peace and Taco Grease!”

Located in the heart of Texas Live! with views into Live! Arena, Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint will feature a variety of scratch made tacos, house made salsas and guacamole. Featured menu items include the ‘Al Pastor’ – Shiner Ruby Red glazed pork shoulder tacos with chipotle and sweet onions, grilled pineapple-serrano salsa, cilantro, cotija and avocado-tomatillo salsa, and the ‘Achiote Chicken’ – shredded slow-braised achiote marinated chicken tacos with borracho sauce, pico de gallo, cabbage, cotija and salsa rojo. In addition, the venue will feature a full bar and will serve up scratch made margaritas, a selection of Mexican beer and some classic Guy concoctions.

“Guy Fieri is one of the premier chefs in the country and it is incredibly exciting that he chose to launch a brand new concept at Texas Live! in the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District,” stated Jim Watry, Chief Operating Officer, Texas Live!. “Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint brings a premier national brand to a strong line up of local, regional and national venues opening at Texas Live!. We can’t wait to kick off the Grand Opening celebration beginning August 9.”

The Grand Opening celebration for Texas Live! will take place August 9 – 12 in the Arlington Entertainment District. Grand Opening festivities for Texas Live! will kick off Thursday, August 9 with national recording artist and Dallas-Fort Worth native, Toadies, performing on the Arlington Backyard stage. The celebration will continue throughout the weekend with a packed line up of live music and entertainment, events and activities for the entire community. A full schedule of events can be found on Texas Live!’s website here: www.texas-live.com/grandopening.

Texas Live! is creating over 3,000 new jobs for the City of Arlington and Tarrant County including 2,000 new construction jobs and over 1,000 new permanent jobs. The district is currently seeking applicants for all types of positions from entry level to management opportunities. Positions include but are not limited to Servers, Cooks, Bartenders, Front and Back-of-House, Music Entertainment Specialists, as well as Sales, Marketing, and Promotional Managers. Please visit http://workforcesolutions.net/ to learn more information about joining the Texas Live! team. 

About Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning host began his love affair with food at the age of ten, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called “The Awesome Pretzel Cart.” After selling pretzels and washing dishes for six years, Guy earned enough money to pursue his dream of studying abroad as an exchange student in Chantilly, France. There he gained a profound appreciation for international cuisine that further strengthened his passion for food. He returned to the U.S. and graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Hospitality Management.

In 2006, Guy won the second season of “Food Network Star” and was awarded a six-episode commitment for his own show, “Guy’s Big Bite.” Since that time, Guy has created a thriving culinary empire as the host of top-rated TV shows including the Emmy-nominated “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Guy’s Family Road Trip,” and most recently, “Guy’s Big Project” and “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen.” In addition, he has opened over 63 restaurants around the world and at sea, from the Las Vegas strip to the Atlantic City boardwalk; from South Africa and Dubai; as well as authored six best-selling cookbooks.

In 2013, Guy fulfilled a personal passion with the launch of Hunt & Ryde Winery in Sonoma County, named for his two sons, Hunter and Ryder. He continues to support numerous charities including his own, Cooking with Kids, The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Best Buddies International. Guy resides in Northern California with his family.

About Texas Live!

Texas Live!, in partnership with the Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies and City of Arlington, TX, is a dynamic $250 million world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district opening on August 9 in the Arlington Entertainment District. One of the largest and most exciting sports-anchored developments in the country, Texas Live! will open between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and will sit next to the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark, Globe Life Field, when it opens in 2020. Texas Live! features 200,000 square feet of best-in-class local, regional and national dining and entertainment venues, as well as a 5,000-capacity outdoor event pavilion, Arlington Backyard. Additionally, a luxury hotel, Live! by Loews - Arlington, TX, is currently under construction and will open in 2019. The first of its kind in the country, the flagship Live! by Loews hotel will blend sports and entertainment with first-class hospitality and superior amenities, providing a spectacular location for meeting, event and conventions, as well as a special destination for sports fans, visitors and families. Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX will feature 302 guest rooms, one-of-a-kind amenity space and 35,000 square feet of meeting, event and convention space. For more information on Texas Live!, visit www.texas-live.com or engage on Texas Live!’s social media channels on Facebook (@txlive), Instagram (@tx_live) and Twitter (@tx_live).